The remarkable and acclaimed movie, loosely based on actual events, starred Matthew Modine, Sean Astin, Harry Connick JR, Billy Zane, Eric Stoltz, D.B. Sweeney and John Lithgow. A number of real B-17’s were located for filming with some of them being airworthy. With so few real planes available and with such dramatic action required, a number of model miniatures, of differing scales, were required for filming.
This bombsight was made for one of the beautifully constructed large scale versions of the B-17 aircraft used in the film, fitted as part of the aircraft’s bombardier compartment in the nose of the aircraft. These particular aircraft were used for the close-ups during the intense aerial combat sequences, where use of real aircraft was not advisable. Cast in resin, this is the upper main assembly of the Norden sight, through which a bombardier watched the target passing below, and is in an unfinished condition.
Created for the production but ultimate unused, this bomb sight remains in an overall very good production-used condition.
Item size - 2.76" x 1.97" x 1.97" (7cm x 5cm x 5cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.